How different shoes causes different problems.

It’s not true, everything that look good is actually good. Many a times things that look good proves really bad on your health and one of the most common examples of that is footwear more precisely wrong footwear. Foot doctors call bad footwear especially high heels, as shoe icide (shoes that look good but kills your foot). As there are wide range of options available for footwear, there also are tremendous problems coming with wrong footwear. Following are the general problems associated with wrong footwear.


High Heels carry the potential to damage your feet on an extreme level, the pressure your toes experience being pressed forward can lead to everything from ankle sprains to chronic pain in heels, knees, back and shoulders.

Following are problems which especially, high heels can cause.

  • Ankle injuries Sprains: All high heels hold the tendency to sprain or fracture your ankle. A severe sprain can tear your ligaments. which carry a risk of developing ankle osteoarthritis.
  • When we stand normally without shoes the body weight passes through our joints and spine through a fixed axis called the weight bearing axis. This axis changes dramatically in a person wearing high heels, with body weight passing through a changed axis causing the spine to bend forward to maintain the centre of gravity thereby causing low back pain and spinal deformity.
  • Pain on the under surface of heel mostly known as plantar fasciitis is common in women wearing high heels.
  • Pump Bump: a painful knot or swelling on the back of the heel.
  • Unnatural Foot Position puts stress on the ball of the foot and on the joints of the smaller toes causing foot strain and pain


As Flip-flops are an exposed categorised footwear it comes with very little protection. And when your feet are exposed it increase the risk of getting splinters or foot injuries, which can be very dangerous for people with foot complications especially Diabetic foot. People with diabetes should not wear flip-flops, because simple cuts and scrapes can lead to serious complications.

Tight- pointed Shoes

Women especially are more likely to purchase a shoe that is too small and tight in front like the pointed bellies. This type of shoe can cause corns, bunions, and other toe deformities such as hammer and claw toes, cross over toes, ingrown toe nails that may require surgery to correct.

Wrong Size Shoes

Eight out of 10 women are tended to wear shoes that are too small for them. The consequences aren’t pretty – apart from calluses, blisters, bunions and corns arthritis can also occur due to the constant rubbing which irritate the joints in the foot.

Ballet Flats                                         

Wearing thin flats is like walking on cardboard. There’s no arch support whatsoever and that keeps the feet from functioning optimally and can lead to knee, hip, and back problems. Poor arch support is also associated with a painful heel condition called plantar fasciitis.